Watching: Republicans and military men on John McCain.

This is a very well put together video about the war-lust of American presidential candidate John McCain and his Republican mates. It doesn't really say anything that we don't already know but, like all advertising, it's important to keep pushing the message.

The stuff from Scott Ritter - chief U.N weapons inspector during the 90s - is particularly chilling.

It makes good use (perhaps slightly overdone) of "Lux Aeterna" by Clint Mansell, the main theme music from Requiem for a Dream, to really heighten the emotion.

In hopier news, Barack Obama will apparently be releasing a third book around September outlining his vision for America, with all proceeds going to charity. It will have the punchy title - Change we can believe in: Barack Obama's plan to renew America's promise.

I read (ok, listened to the audio book) his second book - The Audacity of Hope - and it really shows a keen mind (and not just a keen mind in comparison to Dubya).